Originally Posted by blk-betty
Possibly not much comparsion between moutain biking and motorcycles but I don't see much difference between road biking and motorcycles. Helmets aside, most ATGATT advocates include the need for skin protection against road rash.
So my question should have been better asked by sticking with riders of road bicycles. All the serious road bikers I see are in Lycra or something similar with almost as much skin exposed as covered and helmets that provide no more protection than motorcycle half-helmets.
I totally understand the need for lightweight while racing or less coverage because of heat, both ambient and caloric.
I could careless what anyone wears but it seems a little hypocritical if an ATGATT motorcyclist also rides road bicycles without similar levels of protection. And if they do, at what point does their motorcycle gear become a costume similar to what the "pirate crowd" wears. If protection is so important why not on bicycles too.
Of course if there are no road bicyclists who are also ATGATT motorcyclists, my question is mute, but that's not my suspicion.
I'm either ATTGATT or MOTGATT on my motos. I'll substitute kevlar jeans/regular jeans for riding pants if I'm running errands on the bike.
The biggest difference between motos and pushies is the engine. Moto riding is essentially a sedentary activity. Riding pushies is an aerobic one.
Road riding? No way am I riding in armor. I get soaked thru in the bib shorts and jersey I'm wearing without adding armored anything.
...and yes, I have wrecked on a bicycle. It effing hurts.